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MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
executive in pennsylvania, give the weight of what happens if we breech the debt ceiling? social security checks will be late, veterans benefits delayed, troops won't get paid, tax returns held up, interest rates could spike, markets could go hay wooir. it could dip into the recession. deficit would go up. i mean, we're talking about a very punishing thing that will affect american people who had nothing to do with what they're trying to object to or deal with. >> you oo >> you're absolutely right. congress spent that money. they spent it. whether they liked it or not, they were the ones who spent it. but it's more important than that. it's what you point out. the stakes here are really high for the republican party. far be it from you to advise the republican party. but if i did, i would say stay away from shutting the government down. stay away from letting the debt ceiling not be raised because those are things that the american people will hate. they'll hate us defaulting onli blame you for it. they'll hate us shutting the government down. if you want to make a stand, make it
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
the party together. but it turns out that on everything from debt ceiling to sandy relief, they're just cracking up. joining me now is wes moore. he's author of the book the other wes moore. thanks to boet of you for being here tonight. >> great to be here. >> nia, isn't it going to take more than a few classes at a two-day retreat to fix what's wrong with the gop? >> i think that's probably right. if you just look back at what has happened so far not only in the 2012 election, but in this last fiscal cliff deal, we know that there's a lot of distension in boehner's ranks. so here we are trying to figure out a way forward. there's a lot of disagreement about spending cuts and what they want to fight over. is it debt ceiling, is it sequestration, is it the resolution later in march? they could use that bell to call them to order there but it's hard to think that they could find a path. you've got on the one hand, a lot of distension in the rarngs there. but, also, just public opinion seems to be stacked against them. they're on the wrong side of so many issues. they seem to be wanti
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